Nautamouse ConceptThe Nautamouse product concept is a computer input device for navigation and manipulation in 3D for CAD, games and GIS applications.

It uses three standard optical or laser mice sensors to measure translation and rotation in each dimension, which are combined with a USB hub.  

The device contains a new six degree of freedom parallel mechanism to isolate and measure each component of movement, and appears to the user as a tennis ball size sphere on a mounting assembly.  

Here are some examples of the prototype in use.  

The device is the subject of Australian Patent Application No. 2012202737.  

I am interested in expressions of interest to sell this concept.  


  • Patent Filed The complete patent application was filed 15 May 2012 and has been allocated the application number 2012202737.
    Posted Sep 6, 2012, 4:07 AM by Andrew Barker
  • Update - 3D PDF I have posted a 3D PDF of the prototype here.  Don't view it inside your browser, the 3D won't work.  Download it then click on the image to ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2011, 5:16 PM by Andrew Barker
  • Feedback from Ilian Bonev Here are some comments from Ilian Bonev (http://profs.etsmtl.ca/ibonev/bonev_i_en.html) who was kind enough to share his thoughts.  Professor Bonev conducts research into parallel ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2011, 4:48 PM by Andrew Barker
  • Update - Animation I have added an animation of the mechanism movement on the Demonstration page.  
    Posted Aug 17, 2011, 1:19 AM by Andrew Barker
  • Some comments from Bill Buxton I recently received some feedback from Bill Buxton, a principal researcher at Microsoft and winner of an ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions in the field of Human ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2011, 5:08 AM by Andrew Barker
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